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SWFI First Read, January 30, 2017

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Kung hei fat choi! (January 28, 2017)

The Year of the Rooster has arrived.

Kimberley Stafford to Lead PIMCO’s APAC Business

Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) named Kimberley Stafford as the new head of Asia-Pacific. She plans to relocate to Hong Kong by the middle of 2017. Stafford was Managing Director and Global Head of the Consultant Relations Group at PIMCO. Stafford is replacing Eric Mogelof, who is the new Head of U.S. Global Wealth Management at PIMCO.

CPPIB Could Invest in DH Corporation

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) could potentially participate in the buyout of DH Corporation, a Canadian financial technology services provider. DH Corporation, formerly known as Davis + Henderson, hired Credit Suisse and Royal Bank of Canada as financial advisers. Major private equity firms such as Thoma Bravo, TPG and Cerberus Capital Management are considering buying DH Corporation.

Saudi Aramco Could Invest up to US$ 5 Billion in Renewable Energy Firms

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Angolan Government Cancels Port Concession, Reviews Others

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Atlantic Ventures SA, which has ties to Isabel dos Santos (daughter to former Angolan president,) lost its concession rights to construct a US$ 1.5 billion port – the Barra do Dande port – near Luanda. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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